Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Great Book!

I do not usually read diet and nutrition books...when I do have time to read, honestly that is not the type of book that I like to pick up...this one has been different. I was asked to read this book so that I could review it on this blog. I received a free copy and it is that time of year where everyone finds themselves thinking about change and what they would like to be different in the new year. For our family, making healthy choices is priority in I picked up the book and from the first page I was fascinated! Her life story is amazing and definitely inspiring!

After years of failed diet attempts, Chantel Hobbs discovered the missing ingredient to permanent weight loss: to change your life, you first have to change the way you think.

Here are a few quotes that jumped off of the page and resonated with me,

"We gain weight through a series of poor choices made on a
regular basis over a long period of time."
"The pain of regret is far worse than the
pain of discipline."
"I succeeded because I finally
committed to regularly doing things
that made me uncomfortable and
I did them long enough that I
became comfortable doing them."

She developed a balanced plan for exercise and nutrition and lost two hundred pounds. (think about that!!!)
Now, through writing, speaking, and her work as a personal trainer, she inspires others to achieve far more than they thought possible.

In Never Say Diet, now available in trade paperback, Chantel provides everything readers need to lose weight for good, including:

*Simple, step-by-step workout routines that fit into a normal weekday schedule

*A realistic approach to nutrition that helps people break their bondage to food

*Strategies for staying motivated when life takes unexpected turns

*Keys to dealing with discouragement by relying on God’s strength

*The secret to moving beyond past failures and getting over old excuses

Chantel helps readers make the five commitments that are necessary for changing their lives.
I would love to tell you those five commitments you need to make but then you might not get the book...if your serious about making a life change, getting healthy, and living life with energy and purpose, read this book and DO IT!!! This is certainly my personal plan!

Her high-energy, no-nonsense approach inspires readers to achieve results that last in body, mind, and spirit.

Her newest book, The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Coach, now allows readers to have Chantel show up each week to inspire, encourage, and energize them on the journey to a healthy life that centers on body, mind, and spirit.

This fitness guide helps readers set new weight-loss goals and create an exercise schedule that works in the midst of life’s constant demands. Readers will be inspired with Scripture, and they will welcome Chantel’s healthy eating plan with simple, energy-and-nutrition-packed recipes.

Weekly checklists and personal evaluations direct readers in reaching their goals. Plus, Chantel’s personal and entertaining stories provide the motivation needed to get through even the most frustrating days. With Never Say Diet and The Never Say Diet Personal Fitness Coach readers will establish new fitness habits that burn off excess weight, increase strength, and establish a new, healthy way of living.

I have a copy of these two books to give away and I would love to give them to someone who is ready to make changes and become the best that they can be! Leave a comment and share if you will why you think you are the person to receive these books.


Lyndsey said...

Hi KJV! Where'd you find out about her? As someone who has read every book out there, and tried just about everything, and still look like I do, I'm always so skeptical. But I guess dropping 200lbs should reduce my skepticism! I need to some research! Love yall (and the pictures of those sweet cousins below!)! Lyndsey

Jan Kelley said...

Kelly, i really dont know what to say. I am continuing my search for the spark that lights my commitment-fire for me to do what i need to do to get my body in the shape it needs to be to be able to use it for whatever time i have left to complete the purposes i am to complete. I realize i am awfully old to still be searching, but from your words regarding this book, The Never Say Diet, it appeals to me. The spiritual factor on which this young lady relies, as well as the amount of weight she has lost, along with the fact that she has really "been there" in the difficult fight that is ahead, appeals to me. She has been there and is like a "sister-in-the rut" of obesity. She knows what it took for her to reach and maintain success. Thank you for taking the time to review and post this review.

Teri said...

Last night while saying prayers with my 5 year old son - he asked, "Mommy, when are you gonna get skinny?" OUCH! It is time for a life change! I am ready - just need the know how!

Thanks so much for this post! God led me to it today....


jaime s said...

Awesome, Kelly! I hadn't heard of her before. I will pass the book title (and review) along to my fellow friends at the biggst loser club! Looking forward to checking it out. (i've won a few books from you already so I don't want to "win" this time..but I'm thankful for the recommendation!)

Marie said...

Happened onto your blog from Lura's. I have to admit, I am excited to look into these books. I can no longer say that I still have the baby weight as my youngest is now 3. I have done diets to no avail, but as I was reading what you got out of her book, I realized that she is right. I get uncomfortable or get discouraged and then give up. but if I can learn to keep my mind on it and fight through the uncomfortable periods and get disciplined, then I think I can loose the weight I need too. Thanks for the book review- I will certainly be looking up those two books!